Complaint about honking car horn leads Myrtle Beach police to robbery victim

akelley@thesunnews.comSeptember 26, 2013 

— A complaint about someone sitting in a car and honking the horn about 5:15 a.m. Thursday led police to a robbery victim found tied in a car, according to an incident report.

Police responded to the 800 block of Columbia Drive where the man was found with rope tied around his left wrist, waist and ankles.

He told police he answered a knock at his door by someone who knew his name about 4:50 a.m. Once he opened the door, three men pushed their way into the home forcing the victim to the couch where his feet and hands were tied together, police said.

The suspects took his wallet, keys, two phones and about $1,000 before fleeing.

The 68-year-old victim said he did know one of the suspects as a man named Chris in his early 20s, but knew nothing else about him. He was able to get his feet untied to walk to his vehicle, opening the truck door using a key pad and honked the horn until police arrived.

Details about the other two suspects were available.

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